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Iowa Politics

Congressional Candidate Wants To Execute Some Repeat Border Crossers

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 12.01.2015 | Politics

Iowa state Sen. Mark Chelgren (R) has a message for any immigrant felons who re-enter the U.S. illegally: You should be executed. Chelgren made made t...

Iowa Supreme Court Strikes Down Telemedicine Abortion Ban

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 06.19.2015 | Politics

The Supreme Court of Iowa unanimously ruled Friday that Planned Parenthood clinics in the state may continue using a telemedicine abortion system to p...

Samantha Lachman

Non-Republicans Welcome (But Not Really) At 'Bipartisan' Iowa Event For 2016 Hopefuls | Samantha Lachman | Posted 03.10.2015 | Politics

The inaugural Iowa Agriculture Summit, held this past weekend in Des Moines, was an ostensibly bipartisan affair: Potential presidential candidates fr...

Sarah Palin's Bizarre Speech Gets Thanks -- From Democrats

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 01.26.2015 | Politics

Shortly after declaring that she's "seriously interested" in running for president in 2016, Sarah Palin delivered a confusing speech that was panned b...

Politics of the Oscar Race With Richard Dreyfuss and Sally Kirkland

Brent Roske | Posted 02.14.2015 | Entertainment
Brent Roske

Brent Roske discusses the politics of the Oscar race with Oscar winner Richard Dreyfuss and Oscar nominee Sally Kirkland who's gunning for another nomination for this years 'Archaeology of a Woman'.

Dem Candidate Is A 'Public Health Threat' According To Anti-Abortion Rights Group

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 11.02.2014 | Politics

At first-glance, a mailer Iowa voters are receiving looks like an alert about a deadly influenza or Ebola outbreak in their state. But the mailer,...

Top Joni Ernst Donor Sued Over How He Treats His Help

Erik Ose | Posted 12.23.2014 | Politics
Erik Ose

If Joni Ernst goes to Washington, Robert Mercer's support for her candidacy will have earned huge dividends.

Biden Joins Nuns On The Bus To Preach Populist Tax Proposals

AP | THOMAS BEAUMONT | Posted 11.17.2014 | Politics

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden accused Republicans of breaking faith with the middle class while he preached a populist theme Wedn...

Iowa May Elect A Woman To Congress For The First Time

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 06.03.2014 | Politics

Tuesday night's primary results may have significant gender politics implications for Iowa. The state has never elected a woman to Congress. There...

Romney Is Proud This GOP Senate Candidate 'Didn't Just Sit At Home Needle-Pointing'

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 05.30.2014 | Politics

Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney had nothing but positive things to say about Iowa state Sen. Joni Ernst, who is vying for the Repub...

GOP Senate Candidate 'Extremely Offended' By 'AWOL' Accusation

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 05.09.2014 | Politics

A Republican lawmaker and Senate candidate hoping to succeed retiring Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) hit back against accusations from one of her primary op...

GOP Candidate: Making Christians Cover Birth Control Is Like Making Jews Serve Neo-Nazis

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 05.08.2014 | Politics

A Republican running for Congress equated the Affordable Care Act's mandate that employers cover contraceptives as a preventive benefit with forcing p...

A Victory for Iowans Living with HIV and AIDS

Donna Red Wing | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Donna Red Wing

In the early hours of May 1, a historic bill passed the Iowa House that will modernize Iowa's discriminatory HIV law and forever change how people living with HIV will be treated.

GOP Senate Candidate: Senators Don't Make That Much Money

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 04.28.2014 | Politics

Though senators make $174,000 a year, a Republican Senate candidate and businessman isn't too impressed with their salaries. Asked by MSNBC's Kasi...

Review Exposes Trouble With State's 2012 Elections

AP | BY RYAN J. FOLEY | Posted 04.11.2014 | Politics

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — At least 12 Iowa residents wrongly had their ballots rejected in the 2012 presidential election because of inaccuracies in th...

Independent Senate Candidate Brings Along His Glock For Latest Campaign Ad

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 04.09.2014 | Politics

Bob Quast's web ad for his campaign to succeed retiring Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) doesn't just feature a baby and a petite dog but also a gun and a kni...

GOP Senate Candidate: Obama Is Dodging Impeachment Because He Isn't White

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 04.09.2014 | Politics

A Republican Senate candidate thinks President Barack Obama would face a much greater risk of impeachment if he were white. Iowa conservative Sam C...

Democratic Senate Candidate Faces Harsh Criticism Over Farmer Comments

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 03.26.2014 | Politics

Rep. Bruce Braley (D-Iowa), who is running to succeed retiring Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa), faced tough local coverage Tuesday after critical comments he...

GOP Senate Candidate Brags About 'Castrating Hogs,' Wants To Make Washington 'Squeal'

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 03.25.2014 | Politics

In a new campaign ad, Iowa state Sen. Joni Ernst (R) threatens to make Washington, D.C. squeal like a pig. "I grew up castrating hogs on an Iowa fa...

Mitt Romney Dives Into Competitive 2014 Senate Race

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 03.05.2014 | Politics

Former GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney put his chips into a competitive Republican Senate primary in a fundraising email sent Wednesday. Romn...

Steve King 'Not Going To Apologize' For 'Calves The Size Of Cantaloupes' Dreamers Comment

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 02.21.2014 | Politics

In an interview with an Iowa newspaper published Wednesday, Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) defended controversial remarks he has made about immigrants. "...

In This State, Divided Government Actually Leads To Compromise

AP | CATHERINE LUCEY | Posted 11.10.2013 | Politics

DES MOINES, Iowa -- DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — While the recent federal government shutdown was the perfect example of split-party gridlock in Washingt...

Luke Johnson

Iowa Politician Gets Phone Call From Biden While He's At Applebee's | Luke Johnson | Posted 10.24.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Recently elected state representatives don't usually get calls from Vice President Joe Biden. That wasn't the case with Iowa state Rep.-...

GOP Rep. Claims Global Warming Is More Religion Than Science

The Huffington Post | Ashley Balcerzak | Posted 08.07.2013 | Politics

Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) dismissed the concern over global warming, labeling it a "religion" and claiming efforts to address climate change are useles...

Bachmann Reportedly Negotiating Lawsuit Settlement

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 05.08.2013 | Politics

Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) is negotiating a settlement in a lawsuit over the alleged theft of an Iowa email list, the Star Tribune reported Wedne...